What is a Classic?

Any discussion about classic authors. Or even discussions about what makes a classic author classic.
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What is a Classic?

Postby TheBookMaester » Sat May 30, 2015 10:17 pm

What makes a book or an author a classic?

The most oft-cited reason that I know of is that it is applicable to people in many walks of life and stands the test of time.

Do you know any other reasons that might make a book a classic?

Are there reasons that should make a book a classic, but often don't?

Are there "classics" out there that don't really apply anymore?

Discuss!
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Re: What is a Classic?

Postby JLZenor » Sat May 30, 2015 11:15 pm

I think a classic is just an old book that survived it's time, standing out above the rest to be in some way relevant in recent times and still enjoyed today.
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Re: What is a Classic?

Postby TheBookMaester » Sat May 30, 2015 11:34 pm

Using the word "enjoyed" very loosely, in some cases. It took me FOREVER to get through The Grapes of Wrath, for example.
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